Journal of the day to day firsthand experiences of DAVID T, a 31-year-old American male nurse with COVID-19. He caught coronavirus late Feb, noticed first symptoms and started daily journal from March 3rd. DAVID T had no preexisting conditions, no health problems, good cardio, not overweight, no asthma etc. As of today, DAVID T is still in quarantine hospital.
It must be such a thrill to be living through these coronavirus days, with the shared enemy non-human and politically, the media-driven panic a protracted break in routine and an excuse for proactive hoarding of food and toiletries. Universal fear-mongering media clickbait feeds the public just enough useful facts to keep everyone unbalanced, needy and glued to their information streams. It’s a godsend for populations used to the past few years diet of unrewarding tribal bickering on social media and workaday toil. In a way, it’s the ultimate evolution of the reality show.
Europe and the United States are the two largest economic blocs. I found this interesting map showing how the European countries would map onto the 50 United States, by equivalent GDP. Plus a few notes on China’s wealth as a nation versus a Chinese individual.
Human beings aren’t computers. We calculate slowly. Our memories are fallible. Our brains struggle to work with anything over a few variables at the same time without having to use external aids (pieces of paper, calculator, spreadsheet etc). Does this mean we’re living on borrowed time, like the mainstream mass media would have us believe?
I don’t like it when English is used badly (or lazily) in ways that – for whatever reason – get accepted into normal everyday usage. It’s good when language grows but too often it’s a case of importing one word, at the price of losing others.
Sometimes seems like the Tories have paid off much of the opposition, to make a pig’s breakfast of credible challenge to the relentless two-party dictatorships of the 40%.
There’s 81-114 seats like those in the attached PNG. I’ve not seen it discussed anywhere, which is crazy.
No-one would have believed, in the first decades of the 21st century, that our world was being watched from a point in space barely a few trillion miles beyond the heliosphere of our life-giving sun. “The summer sun is fading as the year grows old and darker days draw near, But only few seem so […]